developing human relations are very important. japan is good at this type of assistance, rewarding and gives us a great sense of achievement. >> reporter: still, the israeli occupation still cast as a shadow. israel imposes restrictions on construction involving palestinians. assistance from asia still faces many hurdles to clear. but these barriers may turn into a path that lead palestinian to stand on their own feet once again. wohei tsuji, west bank, gaza strip. many expected rain, but lower temperatures led to snow in tokyo. rachel ferguson has more on what to expect in japan and the rest of the world. rachel. >> snow showers certainly going to be a thing of the past as we head into wednesday. the system bringing showers pulling the way toward the east. however, much more significant snowfall will be coming to you in tohoku and hokkaido. as much as 40 centimeters in the next 24 hours.